BikecraftPDX THIS WEEKEND

Thursday, November 29, 2012 11:05:19 AM America/Los_Angeles

Check out our end of year merch at this year's BikecraftPDX

www.bikecraftpdx.com

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Posted in News By Joan Cameron

New Beginnings from Lovely Bicycle

Friday, June 8, 2012 11:49:56 AM America/Los_Angeles

Organised by the intrepid Marty Walsh of Geekhouse, HQ Boston is a new collective space in an industrial waterfront area dubbed the "Innovation District," and its acquisition has been the talk of the town among bikey people. It is big news. The space is big (24,000 sq ft), the commitment is big (10 year lease), and the scope of the project is big. The move shows there is growth in the local small scale bicycle industry, and implies a collective faith in this growth continuing.

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Posted in News By Joan Cameron

A Request for a do over

Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:16:11 AM America/Los_Angeles

I know, I know, we should be in touch more.

 By starting a Twitter account and a Facebook page for you to “like”, and offering an RSS feed and newsletter to sign up for on our site, you had every right to assume there would be some sharing of information occurring on our end. Believe me; that was our intent-we were going to jump right on it, and, once started, we were going to keep the blogs and newsletters coming. Each one exciting and dynamic; jam packed with stuff you couldn’t wait to click open and read, and then felt compelled to pass on to everyone you knew…and then there’s our reality.  Please forgive us, we are old and overwhelmed, undermanned and overscheduled. I know, I know, excuses, excuses. Let’s put that poor performance behind us and start fresh-we want to change, we want to be different. We want to be the brand you want us to be ;)

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Posted in News By Joan Cameron

Lovely Bicycle Pannier Review

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:32:29 PM America/Los_Angeles

Lovely Bicycles.com  recently reviewed our two most popular panniers, the Burnside and InTrans.  Thanks so much for doing such a great job and taking those great pictures, you're terrrific!  Check out the review at Lovelybike.

Posted in News By Troy Cameron

UrbanVelo Coverage

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 4:29:00 PM America/Los_Angeles

Thanks for the kind report on or bags, UrbanVelo . It was a pleasure chatting with you guys

Posted in News By Troy Cameron

Great Time at NAHBS

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 4:24:00 PM America/Los_Angeles

Made it back from the NAHBS show, it was a pleasure meeting so many great, enthusiastic people, and the bikes too....so many artistic builders out there. It was my first time in Austin and if there is ever a sister city to Portland then Austin must be it. Looking forward to the show next year in California.

Posted in News By Troy Cameron

NAHBS in 2 days

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:22:47 PM America/Los_Angeles

Flying to Austin today to set up, mix and mingle. I'm really looking forward to getting input on our panniers and messenger bags from the folks at the show. The bags have come along way since we first unveiled them at the Seattle show almost 1 year ago. I can honestly say I am proud of the extra development I put into these. This is the first show where we will have so many styles represented-and, finally-panniers! I'm looking forward to meeting you at the show...

Posted in News By Troy Cameron

So close to opening day

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 4:19:34 PM America/Los_Angeles

Our web designer has been working frantically trying to get everything up before we head out to NAHBS. Please bear with us, and ignore the ipsum text, it won't be much longer, we promise!
Posted in News By Joan Cameron

Feelin NAHBS-y

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 4:14:42 PM America/Los_Angeles

Readying for the really big show, NAHBS in Austin

http://www.2011.handmadebicycleshow.com/

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Posted in News By Joan Cameron

What is the IAM?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 4:12:00 PM America/Los_Angeles

We've been self employed forever, and have always discussed wanting to start our own charity, but not something that simply gives away stuff, a place that actually teaches a skill. You know, give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach hime how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. It's been that philosophy, coupled with the awareness that, these days, it is rare to find anyone  that knows how to do anything skilled for themselves. That gave rise to the concept of the Industrial Arts Movement (IAM). My husband grew up on a farm, and I grew up less than privledged, so learning how to make and do things was mandatory. Using your hands to create, there is something magical about that. It can be something as simple as a loaf of bread, but learning how to do something gives us such a sense of fulfillment. We feel this is a lost art, and want to restore those traditions to new generations. It is our dream that the IAM will be a place for kids to learn the skills that generations before us had, woodworking, metalsmithing, etc. We also want to spotlight those folks that are still practicing those long lost traditions. Wouldn't it be great to have a place where retired folks are learning how to blog from the kids they are teaching how to use woodworking tools. There is so much potential there to change the world. We just need to get philosophy bags up and running first. Bye for now-Joan

Posted in News By Troy Cameron

My better half as a whole

Monday, January 10, 2011 4:11:00 PM America/Los_Angeles

I'm Joan, married to the mad genius that is Troy. We've been a team for 18 years, and it's never been dull, that's for sure. We are both the type of people that love creating new opportunities, it can drive you nuts at times, but can also be the best thing you've ever done. I'm the behind the scenes gal, the woman behind the man so to speak, establishing the procedures and protocol that make things run smoothly. Next to my husband and our daughter, my label maker is my most valued posession :) I'm excited to be starting a new business in this new wired world. Pictures and words can spread at the speed of light-it's so exciting to me! I'm looking forward to sharing the details involved in launching our latest line,  philosophy bags, then move on to the other lines we've got in mind.  Developing the Industrial Arts Movement will definitely be a labor of love, but totally worth it. I'm looking forward to the time when we can focus on building that into something that could quite possibly become the Cameron family legacy. More on that later. Thanks for listening-Joan  

Posted in News By Joan Cameron

Please allow me to introduce myself

Sunday, January 9, 2011 4:24:00 PM America/Los_Angeles

First blog post ever. Ok, here goes...

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Posted in News By Troy Cameron